Wuxi United International School (WUIS) was successfully awarded IB School status back in 2015. This year has further seen WUIS established as one of the top IB Diploma programme schools in Eastern China after having received glowing feedback on its first 5 year inspection. IB acknowledged the school to have achieved the highest form of development in all of the IB standards and practises. The WUIS leadership team appreciates and acknowledges the hard work put in by all school community members and would like to share the moment of joy with everyone.
Being the first flagship IB school under the Xiehe organization outside Shanghai, IB has recognized the organization of being supportive of all aspects of the IB. The report indicates
Profound understanding and implementation of the IB Diploma programme by the pedagogical and leadership team of the school.
Commends the strong practices set up in the school in aligning the whole school towards an IB ideology to establish continuum.
Acknowledges and appreciates that the entire five-year review process was collaborative, involving all stakeholders of the school community.
IB’s evaluation report has given appreciations or commendations in:
Being proactive in the promotion of DP and having a wide and diverse range of subjects offered in the programme that fosters a stimulating learning environment.
The extensive support given by WUIS for diversity of mother tongues, student language needs and promotion of language diversity affirming cultural and personal identity.
Having an East Meets West philosophy of the school that has been strengthened by embedding inquiring based learning across all areas of study.
The successful development of programme understanding with the parent community through targeted parent surveys, presentations and workshops and parent involvement into the school’s community service programme.
Strong and ongoing commitment to professional development by the management team and acknowledges that the school has IB trained and experienced staff that include IB examiners.
Setting up relevant school policies that have been regularly revised, considering contribution from all stakeholders, which is in line with IB procedures to strengthen the Diploma Programme.
Putting in place all major structural resources such as labs, library, IT, music and sports to enhance implementation of DP standards. The school has received a special commendation on the partnerships that it has built with public libraries to offer abundant e-resources and online available databases.
Setting up an efficient university guidance team who work with the students on post-secondary education and support them in the choice of university courses that address their interests and talents and the process starts as early as grade 9.
Setting strong collaborative planning and written curriculum as strong areas of IB implementation in the school. The school has been appreciated for being able to establish practices that integrate and embed IB learner profile attributes, approaches to teaching and learning, international mindedness and Theory of Knowledge across all subject areas.
Keeping student learning as a prime focus and promoting and developing independent, critical, analytical and reflective thinking and inquiry at all levels across several areas.
Providing opportunities for authentic learning experiences by inviting guest speakers for quality lectures.
Promoting academic honesty and has setting practices and procedures in place to support and implement the same.